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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business.  

    April 28, 2010
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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good morning to you. it is wednesday morning, april 28th. temperatures really chilly to start off this wednesday. thank you for joining us. i'm grips. tucker is back from a much- deserved vacation. we are glad to have you back gentleman good to be back on the 4:25 a.m. show. i love getting up early and being here at 4:25. it is cool out there. we have a frost advisory for much of the area. bring along a jacket. temperature in the 30s across
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-- well, let's get right to it. across much the region. 37 in baltimore. 38 at dulles. beautiful conditions out there. nice full moon. frederick is 39. hagerstown, just 41 and ocean city, we're 40. you get the idea. going to be another cool start. our temperatures will bump back national mid-60s. it will be a comfortable afternoon. it will be a little breeze question at time as our high temperature will be well below where it should be for this time of year. not a lot happening across the mid-atlantic. some rain showers out across the eastern portions of north carolina. that will push out to sea. we should be left with abundant sunshine. a nice warming trend coming up in just a couple of minutes. lots of sunshine, cool and breezy. 64 for an afternoon high. more details on the forecast. i'll show you the forecast advisory in a minute. >> thank you.
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the drive of an armored car was robbed in the district and the crooks got away with more than just cash. all of this unfolded after 7:00 last night behind a cvs on rhode island avenue northeast. police say at least three men swooped in on the armored truck, stole money and also the guard's gun. nobody was hurt. executives for goldman sachs denied doing anything wrong. senators grilled top bankers from the wall street firm for 11 hours yesterday. the ceo of goldman sachs defended his company in a heated he can change with lawmakers. republicans blocked debate on the overhaul of the financial sk. there will be a memorial service at any time for dr. dorothy height. her body is now lying in repose at the national counsel civil negro women where people lined up for hours yesterday to pay their respects at a viewing. foam, funeral services will
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take place at 10:00 in the morning at the national cathedral. fox 5 will carry the funeral live on air and at myfoxdc.com. a gubernatorial rematch is officially under way in maryland. martin o'malley announced his re-election bid yesterday. but to keep his job, he will have to beat the man he defeated four years ago. former governor robert ehrlich. >> reporter: martin o'malley may have moved into the governor's mansion but in baltimore, the former mayor is still a hometown favorite. the governor wasted no time drawing differences between himself and former republican governor robert ehrlich. >> there are some who run for public office to take maryland back. i run for office to move maryland forward. >> reporter: despite the waterfront backdrop, it has not all been smooth sailing during o'malley's first term, a national is he resession, a
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budget crisis and a controversial tax policy has put him on the defensive. >> i cannot promise you that the road ahead will be easy. but together, we can move forward to a better stronger maryland. >> reporter: one day after north roll grumman decided to choose virginia over maryland for its headquarters, some say he didn't doing enough. senator barbara mikulski says maryland has fared much better during the recession. >> i think he is going to win because he has shown he can govern during tough times. >> reporter: a recent poll found o'malley leading ehrlich 47% to 44%. that falls in the margin of error. now, granted,ing into ther one of these candidates is going to
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have too much a problem with name recognition. current governor says it is far too early to place too much importance on polling. >> those things go up and down and i'll let the pundits and radio disc jockeys comment about that sort of process stuff. >> reporter: o'malley is leerily hoping for more up than down looking to avoid the fate of his opponent who lost his first bid for re-election. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 morning news. good morning to you. it is wednesday morning as we get a live look at our nation's capital under a beautiful moon. but temperatures really pretty nippy for this time of year. >> oh, yeah. >> tucker would concur. i'm gurvir dhindsa. tucker is back. welcome back to you. >> i'm on three hours sleet so i'm very happy to be here. >> when you step outside, the cold will wake you up. >> absolutely. very chilly temperatures across the area. bring along a jacket.
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we'll have sunshine this afternoon. we'll be a little breezy at times but after we get through the morning hours, i think there will be improvement around here. we'll have a heat wave by this weekend. let's get right to the frost advisory. there are parts of the area that are -- well, at least this the threat of temperatures in the low to mid 0s. all the counties in blue so in- close counties you were a frost advisory until 9:00. expect chilly conditions area- wide. even in places like ocean city, it is currently just 40 degrees. 45 at reagan national it will be a cool day today. even this afternoon, with the sunshine, you mix in a breeze and temperatures only in the low to mid-60s. it will be cool for this time of year. a lot of sun in the forecast. you can seat clear skies working across the mid- atlantic.
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bright, full moon out there as gurvir mentioned. awe nice-looking day. lots of sunshine expected today. a nice warming trend starting tomorrow. one more cool one and another cool one tonight and off we bow by the end of the week. # 4 for your afternoon high in washington. 62 in winchester. more details on the forecast and the heat wave coming up. >> it will be a heat wave compared to these temperatures. thank you. julie, good morning to you. how are roads looking early. >> i love how everybody is wearing red so we can rock the red. >> i inadvertently wore red. >> you knew, it gurvir. >> you were sending me those vibes. >> we still have lingering construct in the process of clearing. if you are traveling along 270 northbound approaching 124, that is where we had the roadwork. it was tying up the two left lanes headed north of 370. southbound, all of your lanes are open. no problems to report headed
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out to the split. pennsylvania still in the clear rolling down the hill from branch avenue headed in to the sousa brim. quiet to the inbound 11th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our big story on this wednesday morning, goldman sachs on the defensive on capitol hill. executive the company answered questions for 11 hours yesterday and the conversation became pretty heated at times as the ceo defended his company under blistering attacks from senators. lawmakers heavily criticize the the company for what they call unbridled greed. >> i deny categorically the sec alizations. >> it is gambling, pure and simple, raw gambling. they are called synthetic
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because there is nothing there but the gamble, but the bet. >> goldman's stock rose more than a dollar a share yesterday, the same day the dow had its worst showing in three months, dropping # 1 # points. president obama says americans deseven a debate on the wall street bill. he spoke in iowa and criticized republicans for continuing to block the debate on the financial reform bill. those republicans refuse to allow debate on the bill for the second day in a row. the vote was the same as monday, 57-41. in the district, police are on the trail of at least lee robbers who stole cash from an armored consider. this happened on rhode island northeast. at least three people with guns swooped in, got the cash and one of the guard's guns. two hours later, police found the minivan that the gunmen were seen in speeding away. tip number one for robbers, make sure the store's owner is
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not packing heat too. the own are says two men came in, asked to see some rings and put a gun to his face. they smashed a jewelry case and hit the 76-year-old owner way about. b gun. but he had a weapon too. >> i was held up by two guys. they come to me with a gun. i don't know if it was real or not so i reach for my gun and i shoot a couple of times. >> the suspects took off leaving a trail of blood behind. police believe at least one of the suspects may have been hit by the gunfire. remembering civil rights pioneer dr. dorothy height. tonight, mourners will gather ate memorial service and tomorrow, dr. height way be laid to rest. she died last week at the age of 98. yesterday, some stoold stood in
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line to honor her life and less -- some stood in line to honor her life and legacy. >> reporter: hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects for a civil rights legend. dr. dorothy height is a woman who was considered to be an instrumental leader in the fight for civil rights and equality. >> she was a woman for all women, regardless of race, creed, color. >> reporter: for nearly half a century, dr. height was on the front lines for change. he was elected president of the national council of negro women. she has received numerous awards including the presidential medal of freedom. >> i am one of the women who have came a long way because of her. she was inspirational to me and anything that i do, you look to her and try to do it in the perfect way that she did. she is a perfect woman to me and a mentor.
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>> reporter: her work never stopped even in the most difficult of circumstances. bj swatson was her driver. >> last winter, it snowed so bad, i couldn't get out of my house. dr.height wanted to go to work. i told her i couldn't get her. she called a cab and came to work. >> reporter: watson says nothing was more special to dr. height than to live long enough to see barack obama become president of the united states. >> being on stage when the president was sworn in and just something that she always talked about, something she thought would never happen in her lifetime. >> reporter: she had so much knowledge and so many experiences, her legacy lives on through the lives she has impacted through her fight for equality. >> i remember her as a person that was a tireless worker. no matter what it took or how long it took, she was about the cause and about helping people. >> reporter: wisdom martin, fox 5 news. >> the driver says he has so many stories from just sitting
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behind the wheel. he says dr. height was never angry and always focusing on what she had to accomplish next. fox 5 will have complete coverage as the nation says good-bye to dr. height. a memorial service will be held tonight at shiloh baptist church in northwest washington and tomorrow, a funeral at 10:00 in the morning. fox 5 will carry the funeral live on myfoxdc.com. still ahead renal the continued debate over arizona's new immigration law. coming up, former homeland security secretary tom ridge is peek out about that. a new push to overturn d.c.'s tough gun laws but not without a fight from at least one d.c. leader. we're back after the break.
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welcome back. a new gun bill battle is brewing in the senate. a bill that would everturn d.c.'s tough gun laws is expected to be introduced by
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ten sores mccain and tester. it would repeal the ban on semiautomatic weapons and remove the environment that guns be kept disassembled in a home or office. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton says she plans to fight it. >> they want assault weapons here post nerve. why would you want those in official washington much less hometown washington? so we just got to fight it. >> many of the the changes in that bill are the same as amendmentss that were tached to the d.c. voting rights bill that norton called egregious. the federal government may challenge arizona's new immigration law t makes illegal immigration a state crime. eric holder says he is afraid the law could be open to potential abuse. that bill allows police to ask people their immigration status. critics claim that will encourage racial profiling. at a hearing on capitol hill, homeland security secretary janet napolitano, who is also the former governor of arizona,
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talked about her concerns. >> because we believe it will detract from and siphon resources that we need to focus on those in the country illegally who are those who are committing the most serious crimes in addition to violating our nation's immigration laws. >> jan brewer who followed napolitano as governor claims she was forced into securing the border because of inaction from the federal government. tom ridge says he is uncomfortable with you new law but he says oth parties failed to come up with a national policy and opened the door for state laws similar to arizona. an oil slick in the gulf of mexico continues to grow larger. it is circumstance nld red on this satellite picture from nasa. this is about 50 miles long and 80 miles wide. an underwater picture shows where the oil is gushing out from the surface.
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-- it is circled in red on this satellite picture from nasa. we have much more ahead including the latest on hundreds of new jobs coming it our area. >> northrop grumman's corporate head quartz is moving to virginia, not maryland or d.c. we'll explain why. very cool conditions across the area. in fact, cold in many spots. we'll have the details on a sunny and bright wednesday and julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up right after the break. do you know what's in your spread ? in land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil, there are just three natural ingredients. delicious sweet cream, canola oil and salt. nothing hidden, nothing artificial. spread pure, natural goodness straight from the fridge. discover land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil. land o' lakes, where simple goodness begins.
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celebrating the life of a teenager who served his community, the diamond heath park opened along the anacostia. the half acre park is along the capital riverfront across from nationals park. diamond's mother says she is very happy with the tribute. >> it brings back memories and you get a little teary-eyed and stuff but you think about the accomplishments and the good things that are happening and it makes you overjoyed. >> the park includes two piers that connect to the ballpark -- connect the ballpark, rather, to the anacostia river. dime and's murder still has not been solved. yesterday was kind of a mix of clouds and sunshine and today we are starting off with
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pretty nippy temperatures out there. >> cool out there. cold in many spots. we have a frost advisory just off to the north and west. it will be a chilly day for this time of year. if you hang in there, i think most people will be wishing it were cool by this weekend. we have a lot of changes to talk about. definitely suggest a jack oat your way out the door and kids will need to bundle up. hard to believe we're saying bundling up in the end of april but with temperatures in the low to mid-30s, it is on the chilly side. i'll show you the temperatures in just a moment. it is cool area-wide. frost advisory until 9:00 this morning and temperature are expected to fall back into -- they're there, low to mid 0s for much of the region including montgomery county, howard county, loudoun county and all of the counties out to the west to western virginia and west virginia as well -- they're there, low to mid-30s for much of the region. 39 in frederick. baltimore, just 37 at last
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look. and even down to the south here in southern maryland, leonardtown is 36. to the east, a little warmer. cambridge is 48. in ocean city, we're 40. cool start to the day. hang in there, these temperatures will warm up. we'll have a bit of a breeze out of the west and north and west gusting to about 0 miles per hour today with highs in the mid-60s. it will be cool for this time of year. it should be pleasant way lot of sunshine expected. you can -- with a lot of sunshine expected. it should be a nice quiet one today. if what you are looking for is warmer temperatures, they are on the way as well. a little breezy out there. i mentioned the clear skies to start the day and a lot of sunshine today. a warm front will approach from the south and west tomorrow. as that moves through here, we'll see highs tomorrow about mid-70s. off we go and mid- to upper 80s around here by this weekend t will be on the hot side as we
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get into the end of the week. sunshine definite expected. cool and breezy. there is your five-day forecast. another cold one tonight so be ready to perhaps turn on the heat again for overnight. 70 tomorrow. 81 on friday. saturday and sunday, mid-80s, that will be real nice no julie wright. let's get to julie. i am rocking the red because they need my help at this point. >> tonight it is. we have to win this one. southbound 270, traffic behaving nicely as you continue to work wore with a -- work your way southbound. two lanes blocked in the northbound direction. if you are traveling in virginia, 395 crossing the
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potomac, easy ride headed over to the southeast-southwest freeway. quiet in each direction down south at the wilson bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. starting tomorrow ache new law to protect your rights as an airline passenger goes into effect. it prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on planes on tarmacs for more than three hours. airlines that break the law will face maximum fines of up to $27,500 per passenger. can you now surf the net or tweet with your friends from amtrak acela trains. free wireless internet is now available on the express tans and many station along the northeast including union station here in d.c. and penn station in baltimore. d.c. wanted it and so did maryland but virginia got it. northrop grumman is relocating, moving from southern california to virginia. fox 5's john henrehan has more. >> reporter: northrop grumman already has a presence in northern virginia to be close to its main customer, the u.s. government. s that tens of thousands of works at the shipyard in newport news.
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the company is also involved in aviation, technical services and information systems. virginia officials put incentives on the table but so did government leads in maryland and d.c. the ceo of the $34 billion a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it. but the economics also played a big role and the economics were both the incentives put forward by the state and by the counties as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mcdonnell estimated incentives will total $12 million to $15 million for the corporate relocation but the governor says virginia will make back that money. >> we expect to have a payback of our uninvestment in a very short period of time. when you have 300 jobs that average in the neighbor of about $200,000, we think it will bring 0-muse million dollars of tax revenues to the state. >> reporter: officials say they have not finalized a real estate deal and their new
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company head quartz will be somewhere in arlington or in the falls church area. that also might mean fairfax county. where should northrop go? >> anywhere that is accessible by public transportation. there is just not room for all the cars anymore. >> john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> northrop's ceo says transit is a factor but he stressed the cost of real estate is likely the biggest factor. that probably means the falls church area more likely than roslyn. rules to protect blue crabs in virginia are working so well they may be extended. virginia regulators are considering keeping the catch restriction. that includes a ban on scooping up hibernating females during the winter and no new crabbing licenses actually recent annual count found more blue crabs in the bay than at any time since 1997. it's must win tonight for the caps. it is game seven against montreal. the big question, who will be in goal for the caps? one goalie is making his pitch.
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it's deal 11 years in the making and now there are major developments in the sale of the washington wizards and the verizon center. the abe pohlan family has reached a deal with ted leonsis to sell him the family share. leonsis' group says it would not comment until the deal is complete. the 53-year-old former aol boss is expected to reorganize and bring new life to the struggling wizards who are one woferts teams in the league this season. >> ted is a very decent, honorable guy. we had a good conversation today. naturally, the negotiation was long and there were disagreements. how could it be otherwise in a negotiation? but everybody was honorable and we're done. everything is okay. >> everything is okay there. but meantime, mr. leonsis'
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other team has its back against the wall. dave ross has a preview of game seven between the caps and the canadiens in today's sports breakfast. >> to shave or not to shave? good wednesday morning. dave ross with you. tonight, we'll find out if the caps' season continues or sadly, like the playoff beard comes it a premature end and nobody is hoping for that. games five and six didn't go well, especially game six. they were tough on semyon varlamov. check out these numbers. hrlak stopped 90 of the last 92 shots going back the last two game. they have to try to beat him if they're going to win this series in game seven. how about that game seven, coach? >> am i surprised it has gone
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to game seven? no. do i wish it had -- had we won it in game five at home? probably why i was a little wound up that night because i knew that it would be a real dogfight if we didn't win it that night and we didn't. so here we are in game seven. >> reporter: as far as who will be the goal tender for the caps come tonight. bruce boudreau would not reveal his starting goal tender. jose theodore started the series. yesterday, there is theodore, the first goalie to hit the ice. montreal native did not hide his devire to start game seven tonight. >> as a professional athlete, you want to be in those situation and you want to have the chance to succeed and play in those kind of games. that is pretty much why you play the game. you play a long season, 82 games, but it is all to be in the playoff. game seven is the ultimate
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game. this just in, levon hernandez of your washington nationals has officially turned back the clock. he is off it one heck of a start. in three starts, he has two wins and an era under one last night trying to put the kibosh on the cubbies. he had great defense behind him. look at alberto gonzalez filling in for ryan zimmerman. look at that layout there to rob derek lee of the hit. that is the way to get it done. that is down the line. watch morgan complying around second base. he is going to score. nats are going to win. hernandez with another win. the nats back over 500 at 11- 10. orioles hosting the yankees at cacomes a run to score. it is now 5-3. and then it was 5-4. rodriguez with with two on, two how the, but hotshot up
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the middle. it will be scooped. over to first. he just gets the last out. the orioles hold to to beat the yankees 5-4. football news now and jason campbell has sum in coke land, his former running back, rock cartwright. after being released after eight years in d.c., he signedded a one-year deal in oakland -- he signed a one-year deal in oakland. tonight, it is game seven. feldy will be live about all your highlights and post-goal analysis. i'll see you all bright and early. still ahead, weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. good morning to you. it is wednesday morning. it is april 28th, 2010. there is a live look at the moon out there. pretty bright, illuminatin

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